A lot has come to light regarding Will and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s marriage over the last few weeks. In Jada and Will’s own words, several years ago, the couple who has been together since 1997 went through a rough patch.
As a result of their temporary separation, Jada became close with R&B singer August Alsina. Eventually, her relationship with Alsina turned romantic before Will and Jada came to a point in their separation when they realized they were better together.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Reportedly Kept Their Marriage Problems From Their 3 Kids
However, regardless of Will and Jada’s marital problems, a source is now telling People that the couple made sure to keep their children and their personal issues separate. Will and Jada share two children together, Willow and Jaden. Will is also the dad to a son named Trey from his first marriage.
As the source told People, “the kids have always been a uniting factor for them. And it was never chaotic in the house. They shielded a lot of what they were going through from their kids. In bad times Jada would just be gone a lot.”
“From the beginning, their issues haven’t been any different than most other couples. They’re two different people trying to make it, and on top of it, there’s this huge spotlight on them. Up until now, they’ve done a great job of being able to keep their issues private. But their problems aren’t unique. They got together pretty young and they’ve grown and changed and adapted. They learn more about each other every day.”
As Will and Jada explained on an episode of Red Table Talk, they decided to separate for a time roughly four years ago so Jada could figure out how to make herself happy and Will could figure out how to make himself happy.
“I wasn’t sure I was ever going to speak to you again,” Will said. “Like the fact that I’m speaking to you again is a miracle. [Marriage] ain’t for the weak at heart. There’s just certain things that you have to go through. I wish it could be all magic and miracles.”
Regardless of this rough patch in their marriage, Will and Jada seem better than ever now, and hopefully, it stays that way forever.
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